On Saturday 31st May 2014, we finally pulled it off… Entertainment Night in aid of SPINAL RESEARCH. My best friend Freda and I organised this with the help of a friend, great PR man Victor Trocki, who we were very lucky to have his input on this project. It was held at Yager Bar, St Pauls, London and we had bubbly on arrival with hot and cold food buffet which was delicious. The Yager bar staff also made a ‘LOLLY Cocktail’ specially for the evening which I must say was delicious
Kicking off the evening we had Olivia O’connell who is a fourteen year old, extremely talented beautiful girl with one AMAZING voice. Watch out for her.. up and coming artist who I think we’ll be seeing a lot more 0f in the future.
Mr Victor Trocki was a fabulous compere for the evening making sure everything ran smoothly.
We also had a fantastic acoustic performance by the soulful Carla Thomas who has sung with the likes of Alexander O’Neal, Courtney Pine and MC’d alongside Carl Cox and Shy FX. You can check out her Facebook page Carla Thomas 74.
Entertaining the audience in between acts was the brilliant Luke aka Harry Potter. Not only does he look and sound like him but he does superb magic tricks too. Check Luke out on Harry Potter lookalike.
Raising the roof as the final act was the powerful singer Kyla busting out all our old favourites. Take a look at her Facebook page Kyla Wight - Singer.
After the entertainment we had an auction and also raffle prizes to be won donated by a lot of friends and family friends etc. A very big thank you to Glamour Art and Interiors, Michelle George Photography, L’Occitane, Jamie Coombes, Debbie Dixon at Skinthetics, Blow Bar Islington, Harry’s Bar, Alan at www.vintageplayingcards.co.uk and finally filmaker William Steel http://www.williamsteeldirector.co.uk/306317809.
The party well and truly started when DJ ITAL hit the decks and was pumping out the TUNES.. getting everyone on their feet dancing the night away til 1am. Thanks a million DJ Ital Official Page.
We raised over 5,000 for Spinal Research.. hard work but it all paid off in the end. Freda and myself would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who not only purchased tickets and attended but to all the performers who invested their time for free, to Victor.. couldn’t have done this without you LOL. Also to everyone who donated gifts and raffle/auction prizes.. such amazing generosity. Truly touched by everyone’s support and love.. we couldn’t have done this without you all.
Lolly and Freda XX
LET’S MAKE SPINAL CORD INJURY CURABLE.